The past week among the Swtor community has been interesting to say the least. A lot of players have been talking about the new guild conquest changes and the guy who has been taking over conquest in the Darth Malgus server.
Shintar from Going Commando shared a screenshot of the conquest leaderboard where he apparently had his syndicate of guilds take over Ilum and dominated all ten positions on the leaderboard. Quite a few people thought this was weird and began sharing what was happening on social media and Bioware took notice, which is one of the reasons why they are taking steps to limit this kind of thing from happening again.
Since the DSGC moved to the Star Forge server recently and is part of the syndicate of guilds on Darth Malgus, I couldn’t help wondering if he plans to eventually take over all the servers. I find it a little weird that he would want to after he apparently threw a fit because The Sanctuary was dominating an entire server at one point and now it looks like he’s doing the same, but unlike The Sanctuary he is taking it even further.
Awhile ago I talked about conquest in general and wondered what conquest was like on all the servers. In the blog post I mentioned that Satele Shan was not nearly as competitive as Star Forge and that a light and dark side guild largely dominated the large and medium yields and let smaller guilds compete with each other on small yield. When I logged in today to do some stuff with my trooper on the Satele Shan server I was surprised to discover that conquest had changed a lot since I last checked.
According to an ex-Shield of Destiny/Rest in Peace member who left a comment on Shintar’s blog the guy from Darth Malgus is named Kort and there just happens to be a few guilds with the name Kort who have taken over conquest on Satele Shan. One of these Kort guilds is currently leading in large yield, while the DSGC had control over medium and small yield. A quick glance at the overall leaderboard showed that the Kort guilds have been eating their way through the planets and are slowly taking them away from the former guilds controlling the server. It boggles my mind how he didn’t even bother coming up with variations of Shield of Destiny/Rest in Peace as he did on the Darth Malgus server and was egotistical enough to name the guilds after himself. As far as I could see there were at least three of these Kort guilds and three DSGC guilds, including one that was name DSGC Mandalorians.
Clearly these people have no life and I can’t fathom why in the world he is taking a game so seriously or why he feels like he needs to go on this power trip. Either way, he needs to take a chill pill. As much as I like how easy conquest has become maybe Bioware made it a little too easy for people like him to dominate conquest. I doubt they’ll go back to making conquest harder again, but I do think some more changes to prevent stuff like this from happening are in order.